After I posted “Questions for Mentors,” I received an unexpected phone call. After chatting for several minutes and catching up on the news, my friend (who happens to be an “older woman”) asked me whether I’d be open to some advice about keeping my house clean. In light of what I’ve been meditating on, I said YES!
She mentioned that she probably wouldn’t have offered, except she knew I have asked prayer about it, so she knew I probably wouldn’t be offended. This is the second or third time someone has poked a bit into my life as a direct result of my willingness to ask for prayer about a sin I was struggling with. It was encouraging to be reminded that asking for prayer is a really important part of how the local church body works together.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16